OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) Questions Birth Control

How can I prevent pregancy without using condoms or pills?

I am 28 years old and newly married. My husband does not enjoy sex with a condom and I am too scared to take pills due to their side effects. Is there a safe way to prevent pregnancy naturally without using either of these two methods?

3 Answers

IUD - Paragard has no hormones and is very safe, please make appt with your GYN to discuss
If menses are regular, then try to avoid sex between day ten to day 18 of menstrual cycle when usually you could be ovulating of 28 day cycle.
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Spermicides over the counter do work. Natural Family planning is a method used with cervical mucus and temperature. LARC (Long acting reproductive contraception) such as Nexplanon or IUD might be a good choice. Talk to an informed provider.

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